Did you know that 78% of dogs and 68% of cats over the age of three have some form of dental disease? Dental disease is one of the most common diseases we see in pets throughout their lifetime. This is why professional teeth cleanings by our veterinarians plus at home brushing are as important for your pet as it is for humans. We at Indian Creek Pet Hospital believe good dental hygiene is just as important for pets as it is for humans.
We recommend regular oral examinations and dental cleanings as needed for all adult dogs and cats. During your pet’s wellness exam, we will visually examine your pet’s teeth and make appropriate dental health recommendations to you.
We have state-of-the art equipment and the expertise to care for your pet’s dental needs. Digital dental radiography allows us to examine the tooth and bone under the gum line. Ultrasonic dental scalers, and high and low speed hand pieces for drilling, cutting and polishing allow us to clean and polish your pet’s teeth. This removes the plaque that can lead to gingivitis and, if left unchecked, infection around the root of the tooth. Plaque, which is a buildup of bacteria, will develop into periodontitis. Periodontitis are pockets of severe and painful infections within the mouth around the teeth and gum line. If not treated, it can lead tooth decay and bone loss.
In order for us to properly care for your pet’s teeth, general anesthesia is used for all dental procedures. Using anesthesia for a dental procedure allows proper diagnosis and cleaning without any pain or discomfort to your pet. Please ask us if you have any questions or learn more about pet periodontal disease from the American Veterinary Dental College.
Call us to schedule a dental exam if your pet is showing any of these symptoms.
Brushing your pet’s teeth once a day at home to prevent plaque and tartar buildup is important. At-home cleaning should only take a few minutes each day. We will be happy to teach you how to brush your pet’s teeth at home. Just give us a call or ask us during your pet’s next wellness exam. For more information about pet dental care, you may wish to visit:
"My two pups, Eli & Wyatt, standard parti poodles stay healthy in part because we give them good food, plenty of exercise & a lot of love and attention, BUT, to round out their care, we needed a great vet and we found the perfect place at Indian Creek Pet Hospital. My dogs love visiting ICPH even when they get poked with needles! ICPH keeps my dogs healthy and that keeps me happy!"
Dr. Stratton and Dr. Shivers are dedicated veterinarians that love animals and want to help you provide the best possible care for you pets. They will help you provide your pet with everything they need medically from kitten or puppy to senior!
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Please call us or use the email appointment form on our website to schedule your pet’s appointment. For new clients, please note we need your pet’s prior medical records at least 24 hours prior to their appointment. We offer drop off appointments too!